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Resurrection (復活 Fukkatsu) is a special power used by several characters in the Dragon Ball franchise.


It is the act of bringing someone back to life. In some cases, however, the act of bringing someone back to life will result in the person who did the act dying.


The Eternal Dragons Shenron, Porunga, and Super Shenron are capable of reviving one or multiple entities if it is asked of them as a wish.

When Shenron is killed by King Piccolo, Mr. Popo fixes his damaged stone figure, and then Kami channels energy into it in order to revive him.

Turles revived the Beenz brothers Rasin and Lakasei from fossils, using extract from the Tree of Might.[1]

Hatchiyack possess the ability to resurrect people as Ghost Warriors by channeling their hatred of the Saiyans.

Old Kai revives Goku by transferring his remaining life force to the deceased Goku and it is mentioned that Shin also possess this ability as he originally intending on using it to revive Goku but Old Kai offered to do it instead as Shin was still young.

In Dragon Ball Super, under the direction of Beerus, Whis makes a wish to Super Shenron to restore the Earth of Universe 6 along with its inhabitants allowing his brother Champa to partake in the planet's food. Whis, via his Angel Attendant's Staff, is also capable of granting life energy at the behest of Beerus, which can regenerate and resurrect the target as shown when Whis resurrected Frieza as a gift from Beerus for helping in the Tournament of Power.

In Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Dark Demon Realm Mission!, Towa is able to revive Mechikabura using energy and a device in the Demon Realm.

List of revived people

Video Game Appearances

Babidi resurrects Frieza and Cell in the story of Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2, turning them both into Majins. In this game, Frieza and Cell remain alive even after Babidi's defeat.

In Cell's story mode in Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2, Babidi revives Frieza in order to get an opponent who would be capable of fighting Cell equally. Frieza's revival is only temporary and when Babidi runs out of energy, Frieza is sent back to Other World. In Gohan's story in the same game, Piccolo is turned into a Majin and uses his power to revive Frieza and Cell to help him defeat Gohan and Vegeta.

In Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai, Janemba's reality warping causes the revival of several dead villains, and also several other off-screen people.

In Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road, Future Old Kai revives Future Gohan by sacrificing his life.

At the conclusion of the Hero Mode in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi, the hero asks Ultimate Shenron to bring all those killed back to life.

In Dragon Ball Online, Towa possess the power to revive people when turning them into Time Breakers, as displayed by her reviving and taking control of Cui and Dodoria.

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse, Demigra uses the Dragon Balls to wish to revive the villains Frieza, Cell, and Kid Buu back to life in Age 778 and possesses them via Villainous Mode.

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Towa and Mira alter history so that Pilaf's gang do not use up the second wish when Frieza is revived in Age 779 allowing Metal Cooler to be revived along with his brother, enabling him to join in his brother's revenge against Goku.



  1. 1.0 1.1 Akira Toriyama - The World "Anime Special", 1990
  2. Dragon Ball episode 78, The Eternal Dragon Rises
  3. Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure, 1988
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 Dragon Ball Z episode 283, Earth Reborn
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Dragon Ball episode 128, Eternal Dragon Resurrected
  6. Dragon Ball Z episode 21, Counting Down
  7. Dragon Ball Z episode 266, The Old Kai's Weapon
  8. 8.0 8.1 Dragon Ball Online, 2010
  9. 9.0 9.1 Dragon Ball Z episode 76, Piccolo's Return
  10. Dragon Ball Super episode 27, The Earth Explodes? A Decisive Kamehameha!
  11. 11.0 11.1 Dragon Ball Z episode 100, Gohan Returns
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Dragon Ball Z episode 107, Goku's Alive!!
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Dragon Ball GT episode 64, Until We Meet Again
  14. 14.0 14.1 Dragon Ball Z episode 192, Goku's Decision
  15. Dragon Ball Z episode 240, Revival
  16. Come Forth, Divine Dragon! And Grant My Wish, Peas and Carrots!
  17. Dragon Ball: The Path to Power
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 Dragon Ball Z: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai, 2006
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Saga of the Demon God Démigra, Dragon Ball Xenoverse, 2015
  21. Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, 2015
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.7 Dragon Ball Super episode 131, The Miraculous Conclusion! Farewell, Goku! Until We Meet Again!
  23. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2
  24. Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road, 2007
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.5 25.6 Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission
  26. Dark Demon Realm Saga; Dragon Ball Heroes, 2015
  27. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, 2016

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